Daily Archives: June 22, 2011

German conservatives seek to abandon three-tier high school system

Read A draft statement by the conservative Christian Democrats is calling for a radical reform of the German school system. More than anything, the new platform could be a turn away from state control of education in Germany.

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The Net Delusion: How Not to Liberate the World

Does free information mean free people? At the start of the twenty-first century we were promised that the internet would liberate the world. We could come together as never before, and from Iran’s ‘twitter revolution’ to Facebook ‘activism’, technological innovation … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Choice

Fusing sociology, psychoanalysis and philosophy, Professor Renata Salecl shows that individual choice is rarely based on a simple rational decision with a predictable outcome. We are encouraged from all sides to view our lives as being full of choices. Like … Continue reading

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The future of the library

Librarians that are arguing and lobbying for clever e-book lending solutions are completely missing the point. They are defending library as warehouse as opposed to fighting for the future, which is librarian as producer, concierge, connector, teacher and impresario. The … Continue reading

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